One of the reasons USC is once again the nation's elite program is because they are now able recruit from an elevated talent pool. The Trojans will be one of five schools (all five are elite football schools) to get a visit from one of the Heartland's top prospects.
The player in question is four-star tight end Jermaine Gresham (6-7, 230, 4.6) from Ardmore, Okla.
The talented tight end season came to an end in the State semi-final game last Friday against Bixby, Okla.
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"I'm going to start taking my trips now that my season is over," Gresham said. "I'm going to start the process of setting up dates sometime this week."
Gresham has had a boatload of offers and he has narrowed it down to five. The schools are Oklahoma, LSU, Tennessee, Miami and USC.
What does Gresham like about his top five schools?
"I like the atmosphere at Oklahoma," Gresham said. "I like the people there and it's a good place to be."
"I like USC because they win," Gresham said. "And I like to win"
"I don't know much more about SC except that they win," Gresham said. "I don't know a lot about the schools that I have chosen to visit except that they are good schools with good football programs."
Gresham projects as a tight end but he will be a player who teams may split wide to create match-up problems.
Gresham estimated his at 25 touchdowns and approximately 1,200 receiving yards.